Saturday, May 5, 2012

Three of the Cinco de Mayo 2012 events in Nashville; wear those seat belts and designate a driver


Sponsored by Activa 1240 AM.  All waterpark tickets will be $19.99 plus tax -- a $12 savings.    
Fun and entertainment includes:
- A day of waterpark admission
- A car giveaway courtesy of AutoMasters
- Live music
- DJ
- Authentic, ethnic food
- Dance performances
- Appearance by Miss Tennessee Latina 2012
- Giveaways
- Prizes
- Aztec dance troupe
- Loteria (Mexican Bingo)
- Much more
Time: Regular park hours (10 am - 6 pm)

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Date: May 5th, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Music Row & Demonbreun St
More information Here

From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., next to the Tin Roof, there will be vendors selling tropical paletas, sweet Latin pastries, Mexican pottery and art and Conexion America's own Rumba Roast coffee blend.

Conexion America's popular house band, Rumba, will provide the sounds and energy starting at 6 p.m.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Cinco De Mayo "Cerveza y Comida" Celebration Vacation Package

(Limited to only 50 couples, and is for ages 21 and older only)
Bring a sombrero and your fiesta spirit to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Solario inside Gaylord Opryland Resort's Conservatory atrium and enjoy a very special beer, tequila, and cooking seminar, plus a signature Mexican dinner. Come sample Cocoa Mole Beer by New Belgium Brewery, learn how tequila is made and see how Chef Paulina Suarez creates some of her award-winning salsas and entrees!
Availability: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Duration: 1 night (extra nights may be available at prevailing rates)

To Book: Call 1-866-972-6779

Package includes:
  • 1 night accommodations at Gaylord Opryland Resort
  • Tequila seminar and sampling
  • Introduction to new Cocoa Mole Beer infused with Cocoa & Cayenne
  • Cooking seminar by Chef Paulina Suarez, showcasing how we make our award-winning salsas and Solario's signature Mexican Paella.
  • Dinner featuring Solario's signature Mexican Paella
Package price: $198* per room for double occupancy; extra adult $44.50* each
*Per room for double occupancy, plus tax, resort fee and parking. Extra adult $44.50 plus tax each. Rates include restaurant gratuity. Atrium upgrade may be available for an additional $40 plus tax. Not retroactive or valid with other offers or groups. Other restrictions may apply.

Schedule of Events

Saturday May 5, 2012
  • 3:00 p.m. | Guests should check-in by 3:00 p.m. (event tickets will be distributed at check-in)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Beer, Tequila, Salsa, & Mexican Paella Demonstration at Solario
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Dinner at Solario featuring the Mexican Paella dish as prepared in the demonstration

THP steps up enforcement for Cinco de Mayo
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will increase its highway traffic safety enforcement efforts on Saturday, May 5th, to coincide with Cinco de Mayo celebrations. During the 24-hour holiday period, Tennessee State Troopers will focus heavily on seat belt safety and DUI enforcement.
The 2012 Cinco de Mayo holiday period begins at 12:00am on Saturday, May 5th and ends that same day at 11:59pm. One person was killed on Tennessee roadways during last year’s Cinco de Mayo period. The only fatality was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol was not involved. In 2010, four people were killed on state roadways during the 24-hour Cinco de Mayo holiday.
“The Tennessee Highway Patrol will aggressively enforce our state’s seat belt and impaired driving laws to protect the public this Cinco de Mayo holiday,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. “Particularly, the number of seat belt related fatalities is on the rise this year. We want to remind everyone to wear your seat belt and act responsibly this weekend.”
“Sobriety checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols have remained an effective strategy for removing impaired drivers from the roadways,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said.  “We will utilize these measures and strictly enforce seat belt violations to ensure everyone arrives at their destinations safely this Cinco de Mayo weekend.”

A list of Cinco de Mayo safety tips are listed below:

  • Plan Ahead. If you plan to drink, arrange a safe way home before the festivities begin.
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver and give that person your keys.
  • If you’re impaired, call a taxi, use public transportation, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
  • Use the local Sober Ride program.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, promptly contact your local law enforcement agency (Dial *THP)
  • Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. If you or someone you know is about to ride with one that is impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to their destination safely.
As part of the Cinco de Mayo public safety awareness and enforcement campaign, the THP has scheduled saturations and sobriety checkpoints in high volume and high crash corridors across the state to look for aggressive and impaired drivers as well as safety belt violators.
State Troopers will also conduct seat belt saturations, line patrols and bar checks this weekend.

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